England's Curran Brothers' Hilarious WhatsApp Chat Proves Cricket Is Part Of Life
Over the years, the world of cricket has witnessed numerous siblings rising through the ranks and playing together. We've seen Steve and Mark Waugh donning the Australian jerseys. Then, Andy and Grant Flower carried the baton for Zimbabwe. The likes of Irfan and Yusuf Pathan have also been seen featuring for India together. And, more recently, the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - sporting the iconic 'Blue' jersey.
Similarly, for England, the Curran brothers - Sam and Tom - seem to be the latest entrants in the list of siblings featuring together in a team. While Tom, owing to his fast bowling and lower middle-order batting, has become an integral part of the English side, his younger brother Sam, too, has proved his worth, especially in the longest version of the game.
However, apart from Sam and Tom, not many know, there is a third Curran: Ben. While Sam and Tom Curran play for Surrey county in England, Ben has opted to play for Northamptonshire which has been playing in the second division of England's County cricket, until now. The county side recently qualified for promotion into the first division which makes the chances of the three Curran brothers going up against each other a possibility.
Big congrats to @NorthantsCCC and @curranjb_57 on getting promoted. Have 3 brothers ever played in the same first class fixture before? Can't wait for this!!! pic.twitter.com/pPJ199BTtL— Tom Curran (@TC59) September 26, 2019
Owing to the latest developments, Tom welcomed Ben into the first division with a hilarious banter on a WhatsApp group comprising of all the three Curran brothers. Later, he shared the screenshots of their conversation on Twitter. “Big congrats to @NorthantsCCC and @curranjb_57 on getting promoted. Have 3 brothers ever played in the same first-class fixture before? Can't wait for this!!!” Tom tweeted.
The Currans brothers are sons of former Zimbabwe all-rounder Kevin Curran. The trio have made quite a name for themselves, despite limited opportunities, in domestic and international cricket. While Tom and Sam have already made their England debut, Ben is proving his mettle in county cricket. They are probably the second most famous siblings in England cricket in recent times, after the Hollioakes - Adam and late Ben.